Update on JDK 8 builds and release candidate status

Mathias Axelsson mathias.axelsson at oracle.com
Tue Feb 4 06:31:10 PST 2014


I'd like to give you an update on the below. We've promoted b128 and this
is the first release candidate build of JDK 8. b128 is available on
java.net [1] so you can download it and try it out.

I'll continue to monitor incoming bugs. If a showstopper bug shows up that
is deemed critical for the JDK 8 release then we'll have to create a new
build to include it.

Kind regards,
Mathias Axelsson, Oracle JDK Release Manager

[1] https://jdk8.java.net/download.html

On 31 jan 2014, at 12:55, Mathias Axelsson <mathias.axelsson at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> It's been a while since my last update so I wanted to give you an update on
> where we are.
> Focus has been on getting the final RI (Reference Implementation) build for
> the Java SE 8 specification completed and ready. The current RI build is
> b126 [1] and unless any TCK blockers shows up, this build will be the RI
> for Java SE 8.
> With the RI build in place focus has now shifted to get the remaining
> showstopper fixes for JDK 8 into the master. We had a number of fixes lined
> up and got them integrated earlier this week so that we could do a new
> promoted build (b127). This build will be posted on java.net [2] shortly.
> b127 is not a release candidate build as there are still a few critical
> issues that must be fixed and integrated. I'm following up on the bugs on a
> daily basis and hope we can cut the first release candidate of JDK 8
> shortly.
> I will send out an update once we have a release candidate build of JDK 8.
> Kind regards,
> Mathias Axelsson, Oracle JDK 8 Release Manager
> [1] https://jdk8.java.net/java-se-8-ri/
> [2] https://jdk8.java.net/download.html

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